Careers at Torys

Current Opportunities

Torys LLP is a highly respected international business law firm with offices in Toronto, New York, Calgary, Montréal and Halifax. At Torys, diversity is a core strength. Our commitment to diversity informs our recruitment, retention, development and advancement practices with respect to all of our members. We thrive on the multifaceted and unique perspectives and talents of our people believing that diverse viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences enrich our professional lives, strengthen the quality of our work and improve our ability to respond to the full spectrum of our clients’ needs.

Our lawyers work together to offer seamless cross-border services to our clients all over the world. Dedication to professional excellence and outstanding client service is Torys’ hallmark. Of equal importance is our commitment to maintaining a collegial working environment – one that brings together individuals with diverse backgrounds, personalities and styles in an atmosphere of friendship and team spirit. As a Torys employee, you will enjoy both an exciting, fast-paced work environment and a supportive, collegial and team-based culture. At Torys, we take pride in our ability to attract and retain individuals who excel in their respective fields. We do this by providing stimulating work and learning and development opportunities, as well as a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Corporate Compliance Clerk (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a compliance clerk to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will be a confident, proactive, detailed oriented team player who possesses excellent organizational skills. Working with other law clerks, lawyers and articling students, it is expected that the candidate will be able to manage a high volume of work. Below are the primary activities:

  • Preparing forms for extra-provincial registrations, business name registrations, limited partnership declarations and annual returns in Canadian jurisdictions (under the instruction of the supervising law clerk);
  • Managing extra-provincial annual returns and business name renewals (under the instruction of the supervising law clerk);
  • Administering the CorpLink database including data entry and maintenance of company information as it relates to compliance and/or extra-provincial/business name/limited partnership matters;
  • Liaising with extra-provincial agents on necessary updates;
  • Updating minute books with extra-provincial/business name/limited partnership documentation;
  • Maintenance of tickler system with regards to extra-provincial registrations, business name registrations, limited partnership declarations and annual returns;
  • Contact with clients regarding extra-provincial registrations, business name registrations, limited partnership declarations and annual returns (under the instruction of the supervising law clerk);
  • Preparing annual resolutions for Ontario and federal companies (under the instruction of the supervising law clerk); and
  • Corporate searches including PPSA, Bankruptcy Act, business name searches, corporate histories, etc.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will:

  • have at least 3 to 5 years’ experience in a compliance clerk or junior corporate law clerk role, or similar experience
  • have successfully completed (on in progress) the ILCO Corporate Law Clerk course or have their law clerk certificate/diploma (or equivalent), offered by a recognized Ontario education institution
  • have a background in corporate law working with corporate minute books
  • have experience with CorpLink, or another corporate database, is an asset
  • have experience with OnCorp and Industry Canada filings, is an asset
  • have superior attention to detail, excellent judgment and decision making skills
  • have strong written and oral communication skills and strong interpersonal skills
  • be flexible and have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to work independently
  • be a proactive, highly motivated, self-starter with good organization skills
  • have excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple priorities in a busy practice

APPLICATIONS

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources at ksheldrake@torys.com.

Click here to apply online for this opportunity.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kim Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Legal Technology Practice Support Lawyer (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Torys LLP is seeking a corporate lawyer to join our Practice Solution team in the Toronto Office. As a legal technology practice support lawyer, you will work collaboratively with internal stakeholders (lawyers, law clerks, legal assistants and administrative teams) to identify, evaluate and implement legal technology solutions, processes and workflows so as to enable commonly recurring documents to be created as efficiently, accurately and consistently as possible. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • At least two years of corporate transactional practice experience in a major Canadian business law firm;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time;
  • Strong drafting and legal technical skills and an aptitude and interest in continuously updating technology skills;
  • Strong leadership, collaboration and consultation skills. Ability to effectively move people towards mutually agreeable outcomes; promoting teamwork;
  • Evidence of a collaborative and inclusive working style in previous role(s);
  • Strong business acumen and analytical skills; creative, strategic and forward thinker;
  • A keen interest and aptitude for technology and exploring, understanding and troubleshooting new software applications and their applicability to a range of legal challenges;
  • An ability to train/guide users in their use of evolving information sources;
  • An enthusiastic, resilient and pro-active attitude, and an ability to work independently and diplomatically;
  • Excellent time management skills, an ability to prioritize, and a strong work ethic;
  • Experience with current document automation software (such as Contract Express) and transaction management software (such as Closing Folders);
  • Prior experience with or demonstrated interest and aptitude in innovation principles and methods including design thinking, process mapping, agile/lean, prototyping and change management;
  • A high level of comfort with law firm technology including proficiency in MS Office product suite - Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word and a willingness to develop new technology proficiencies; and
  • An LLB or JD degree with an excellent academic record from a reputable law school.

APPLICATIONS

Interested applicants should forward a resume, cover letter and academic transcripts to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Civil Law Associate (Halifax)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a corporate lawyer with a civil law degree from a Canadian university to join our Legal Services Centre (LSC) in Halifax, Nova Scotia. This role offers the successful candidate an opportunity to engage in challenging, important work in a flexible and collaborative setting. The ideal candidate will have a strong service orientation, excellent time management and organizational skills and superior attention to detail. We would be open to flexible work arrangements.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will:

  • have at least two years of corporate experience at a top law firm;
  • have a civil law degree and will be fluently bilingual;
  • have strong technical, legal, analytical and drafting skills;
  • have exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • have a high degree of professionalism and excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate with colleagues and client personnel;
  • have the ability to work independently and as a part of a team to prioritize tasks and meet deadlines while working in a fast paced environment;
  • have the ability to deal easily with ambiguity and change, including changing priorities and timelines;
  • have the ability to work flexible hours when required to meet client demands; and
  • be a member of good standing of a provincial bar and be willing to be called to the Ontario bar. Being called to the bar in Québec and having a common law degree would be an asset, but it is not a requirement for the role.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head at ksheldrake@torys.com.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Assistant, Project Management & Learning & Development (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

This position requires an individual with a strong client service orientation and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Provide administrative support by arranging courier packages, photocopying, printing, binding and scanning. Perform clerical work relating to travel arrangements, expense reports, boardroom bookings, cheque requisitions, filing, document management and any other administrative assistance.
  • Provide timely and accurate word processing support including document creation, revision and formatting, converting PDFs to Word documents, creating and editing Excel charts and PowerPoints, preparing correspondence (memos and letters), proofreading documents and making necessary changes.
  • Work with the Director, Learning & Development on the overall administration and arrangements for all learning and development programs and initiatives. Assist with the logistics including booking boardrooms, preparing correspondence, copying materials and hand-outs, scheduling meetings, maintaining schedules, completing expense reports and booking travel arrangements.
  • Upload CPD materials to the on-line library on Torysnet, including all program content and accreditation information. File program feedback, materials and attendance forms in the appropriate workspaces.
  • Track and assist with budget development and frequently monitor department and project budgets.
  • Scheduling of training/installs for firm-wide projects.
  • Assist with development of project planning and organization documentation.
  • Exercise initiative and judgment to relieve the Director, Learning & Development and Manager, Business Services Projects of administrative detail.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • A post-secondary degree or diploma in office administration, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Minimum 2 years’ similar experience, preferably within a law firm or professional services firm.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office including Outlook, Excel, Word and PDF software.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Strong organizational, time management and project coordination skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

eDiscovery/Litigation Support Analyst (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The eDiscovery/Litigation Support Analyst is a subject matter expert on all technical aspects of litigation projects and cases, which includes responding to day-to-day requests from legal professional and law clerks.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Act as a key point of contact regarding matter workflow, document review, processes, electronic discovery and software needs.
  • Maintain knowledge and familiarity with litigation-related applications /support platforms and databases.
  • Work closely with the Manager, Litigation Service Delivery to review and explore best practices and make recommendations on new and existing policies, procedures and technical changes.
  • Provide hands-on support, guidance, and training to stakeholders (i.e., searching techniques, document review strategies, workflow efficiencies, etc.) in the course of performing their roles; investigate and resolve issues as needed.
  • Research, identify and make recommendations for enhancements and implementation of technical solutions (i.e., discovery/trial presentation, electronic workflows, etc.).
  • Under the direction of the Manager, Litigation Service Delivery, communicate business requirements of Relativity and other litigation support tools, and participate in vendor meetings.
  • Participate in projects, which includes tracking, monitoring and communicating on project-related issues (i.e., scope changes, variances and contingencies, etc.). Participate in firm wide projects as needed.
  • Provide guidance related to eDiscovery Reference Model (EDRM), project scope and workflow, litigation support software selection, and defensible methodologies.
  • Work with stakeholders to identify, assess, develop and design quality control protocols to ensure data integrity. Make recommendations for enhancements as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • 3-5 years’ experience with documentary discovery projects (i.e., identification, collection, processing, review and production, etc.).
  • Undergraduate education or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • Strong knowledge of Relativity, including processing & ingestion, analytics, productions and workspace maintenance; knowledge of TAR/CAL and/or Relativity certification (RCA) an asset.
  • Experience with other commonly used litigation-related applications (i.e., Nuix, Summation, Ringtail, etc.).
  • Strong knowledge of the litigation process throughout the lifecycle of a matter and an understanding of how technology can be used to support litigation efforts.
  • Flexible and self-motivated working style with strong personal ownership for quality of work.
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral); ability to interact effectively with individuals at all levels within the organization with tact and diplomacy.
  • Strong relationship, collaboration and consultation skills – able to work with a diverse group of stakeholders and navigate effectively within the organization.
  • Ability to think strategically and innovatively, and deliver in pragmatic ways.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Junior Financial Analyst (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

Reporting to the Sr. Manager, Financial Reporting, the Junior Financial Analyst is responsible for managing the Financial Reporting requests inbox, as well as preparing, maintaining, and analyzing financial data/reports for Financial Analysts, Managers and other stakeholders. This individual will be required to provide support to Financial Analysts and Managers for day-to-day tasks as well as for projects.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Produce and maintain standard reports through 3E and Elite Enterprise or through SQL scripts for lawyers and Administrative functions. Review reports to ensure data integrity.
  • Manage the Financial Reporting requests inbox by responding to questions and requests in a timely manner. Assess complexity of request and complete report or escalate to appropriate Financial Analyst.
  • Participate in internal client meetings; prepare presentation materials and agendas.
  • Support Financial Systems Analysts with system setups and maintenance of records/fields.
  • Provide support and backup to Analysts and Managers.
  • Participate in the Financial System conversion project and attend all relevant meetings and workshops.
  • Work with Pricing Analyst and Financial Analysts to collect data for external client reporting and Marketing & BD requests. Understand the business requirement and provide analysis on how to most effectively compile and present data.
  • Support the Financial Accounting month end process including: compilation of Financial Package, Contract Lawyer Costs, Year End Auditor Requirements, etc.
  • Provide support for the annual Partner Review and Associate Review processes.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Commerce, Management Accounting, or Financial Accounting.
  • 1-2 years previous related experience, preferably in a professional services firm.
  • Strong technical background and advanced Excel skills is required. SQL experience is an asset.
  • Strong client service orientation with the ability to manage multiple client needs concurrently.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Sound judgment – the ability to work with tact, poise and discretion.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Marketing & Business Development Coordinator (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Marketing & Business Development Coordinator supports the department by using the experience database to make updates, source missing information, and extract data for reports and RFPs. This position assists with directory submissions and provides administrative support as required.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Update the experience database with details on firm transactions and case information on a daily basis; identify and source missing details through internal and external sources (i.e. newspapers, websites).
  • Provide support in the production of Business Development RFPs, pitches and brochures which includes reviewing the database and preparing reports to identify relevant transactions and case information.
  • Prepare and submit transaction and case information on the firm and lawyers to league tables, magazines and trade journals on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist with submissions to external directories and rankings organizations (Chambers, IFLR100 and The Legal 500) to facilitate firm participation and maximize rankings and awards. This includes:
    • preparing draft submissions for review and keeping track of submission status at all times; o following up with lawyers to finalize materials for submission;
    • coordinating research calls between practice areas and directory publications;
    • compiling all preparatory materials in advance of practice area interviews (i.e., submissions, past year's rankings, peer intelligence, etc.); and
    • maintaining a calendar of submission deadlines and research schedules.
  • Provide back up support to the Business Development Analysts and other members as required.
  • Sort and produce ad hoc reports on various business development activities and outcomes.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Marketing or Business, or equivalent experience to successfully complete the essential requirements of the role.
  • 1 – 2 years of previous related experience, preferably in a professional services firm.
  • Strong online research skills; exposure to research databases, including Capital IQ and Mergermarket is considered an asset.
  • Solid business acumen; knowledge of corporate transactional and litigation processes and terminology is an asset.
  • Proficient in MS Office product suite - which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel and Word.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to interact with individuals at all levels within the organization.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills to effectively prioritize and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to be resourceful and independently identify and source out missing information.
  • Careful attention to detail with strong problem solving skills.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Determined with a can-do approach.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Firm Admin Recruiting (firmadminrecruiting@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP; however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Manager, Human Resources (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Manager, Human Resources to join our Human Resources team. This position requires an individual with proven experience, a strong client service orientation and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Employee Relations & Policy Interpretation/Creation - Provide coaching and counseling services to leaders and employees on employee relations matters. Provide guidance on the interpretation and execution of HR policies and practices. Make recommendations on new and existing policies and programs to ensure compliance with all related legislation.
  • Recruitment & Onboarding - Manage the recruitment process. Work with leaders to define job specifications, liaise with recruiters, conduct interviews and make final selection recommendations to hiring managers. Negotiate terms of employment in line with established parameters. Work with managers and trainers to develop onboarding and orientation plans for new hires aimed at integrating them into the firm in a manner that will increase their opportunity for success.
  • Performance Management - Provide guidance and support to leaders on the performance management program to manage, motivate and direct performance. Provide direction on the development of annual performance plans. Coach employees and managers on performance related issues. Prepare performance improvements plans as required. Work with leaders and internal counsel to determine appropriate strategies for managing firm initiated terminations.
  • Compensation & Job Evaluation - Work with client group leaders to determine year-end salary and bonus recommendations in line with salary structure and incentive guidelines. Use market and business knowledge, in conjunction with the firm’s compensation principles and policies, to assess the implication of market trends on client groups.

    Work with leaders to identify jobs requiring evaluation. Participate in job evaluation process. Conduct internal and external benchmark analysis and develop recommendations.
  • Department Structure & Job Design - Provide advice and recommendations to leaders on the effective structure and utilization of administrative staff.
  • Training and Development - Work with leaders to identify training and development needs. Research and recommend courses and training programs.
  • Participate in committees, initiatives, programs and projects as needed.
  • Provide direction, coaching and development support to indirect reports.
  • Monitor expenses against budget for various GLs.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Human Resources Management. A CHRP or CHRL designation would be an asset.
  • Minimum 5+ years of previous related experience, preferably within a professional services firm.
  • Knowledge of Canadian employment legislation.
  • Solid understanding of all human resources functions including performance management, compensation and job evaluation.
  • Strong client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Strong leadership, relationship, collaboration and consultation skills.
  • Sound judgment – the ability to work with tact, poise and discretion.
  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, efficient and organized.
  • Ability to work well independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office: Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources. (jtavares@torys.com).

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Translator (Montreal)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Translator to join our Montreal office. The Translator is responsible for translating various forms (hard and electronic copy) of written content from English to French and French to English. Content will be directed to both internal and external audiences. 

KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Consult with stakeholders to understand their translation requirements.
  • Translate written material such as correspondence, legal documents, website content, newsletters, bios, pitches, conference material, brochures, manuals, policies, etc. while maintaining context, content, tone and style of the original material.
  • Research legal and technical phraseology to find the correct translation.
  • Assist in the understanding of the nuances of translated documents by investigating and understanding unfamiliar definitions and terms.
  • Proofread and edit translated documents and ensure final version is grammatically correct.
  • Ensure all translated correspondence complies with the Firm’s brand, guidelines and standards.
  • Ensure all French copywriting and proofreading conforms to client guidelines and to language laws in the province of Quebec.
  • Maintain and update the firm’s internal and external French website.
  • Prioritize work to be completed internally and determine work to be outsourced to third party vendors. Liaise with vendors to translate business requirements of the task or project. Oversee the work completed to ensure satisfaction and ensure the final product meets stakeholder needs. Work closely with vendors to ensure they adhere to the terms and service level agreements.
  • Participate in projects and initiatives as required.

ATTRIBUTES & EXPERIENCE

  • Degree in translation or a specialization in translation in English and French.
  • Certified translator or terminologist in the field of legal translation is required.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience as a full time translator working in English and French.
  • Expert research skills for finding the correct terminology for translations.
  • Proficient in MS Office which includes a strong working knowledge of Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and Word. Excellent communication skills in French and English (verbal and written) are foundational requirements of the role.
  • Excellent communication skills in French and English (verbal and written) are foundational requirements of the role.
  • Ability to work effectively in both English and French (with tact and diplomacy) with a broad range of audiences, including partners, senior management and clients.
  • Exceptional client service orientation combined with the ability to manage multiple client needs at the same time.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work well both independently and collaboratively within a team environment.
  • Sound judgment including the ability to deal with confidential information with utmost discretion.
  • Results-oriented, self-directed individual with the ability to prioritize in a fast paced, deadline-driven environment.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please address your resume and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to Jenny Tavares: jtavares@torys.com

We thank all applicants for their interest in Torys LLP, however only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jenny Tavares, Senior Manager, Human Resources.

Junior Energy Associate Lawyer (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have a least 1-3 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus in the oil and gas industry. You will be working with a strong and interactive team that focuses on advising various oil, gas and power companies on a variety of commercial projects and transactions. The ideal candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Some experience drafting, reviewing and analyzing contracts, including but not limited to oil and gas leases, service agreements, joint operating agreements, participating agreements and other agreements necessary to conduct operations
  • Some experience advising and participating in the review of significant oil and gas legal matters including title disputes, contract disputes, leases, unitization, operating agreements, acquisition and divestiture due diligence, easements and condemnations
  • Some experience working on a variety of energy and infrastructure matters pertaining to: development, including joint ventures, construction, operation and maintenance, logistics and transportation, processing and making arrangements as they relate to LNG, oil sands, shale gas and power projects
  • Some experience working on the acquisition and divestiture of upstream, midstream and downstream assets, pipelines, transportation matters and energy products, as well as the marketing of energy and energy-related products
  • Some experience drafting core E&P agreements, master service agreements, and other procurement agreements
  • Excellent teambuilding and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong organizational skills to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts in confidence to Jocelyn Harris.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Professional Resources and Administration.

Mid-Level Energy Associate Lawyer (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have a least 3-5 years’ experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus in the oil and gas industry. You will be working with a strong and interactive team that focuses on advising various oil, gas and power companies on a variety of commercial projects and transactions. The ideal candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Drafting, reviewing and analyzing contracts, including but not limited to oil and gas leases, service agreements, joint operating agreements, participating agreements and other agreements necessary to conduct operations
  • Advising and participating in the review of significant oil and gas legal matters including title disputes, contract disputes, leases, unitization, operating agreements, acquisition and divestiture due diligence, easements and condemnations
  • Experience working on a variety of energy and infrastructure matters pertaining to: development, including joint ventures, construction, operation and maintenance, logistics and transportation, processing and making arrangements as they relate to LNG, oil sands, shale gas and power projects
  • Experience working on the acquisition and divestiture of upstream, midstream and downstream assets, pipelines, transportation matters and energy products, as well as the marketing of energy and energy-related products
  • Drafting core E&P agreements, master service agreements, and other procurement agreements
  • Excellent teambuilding and communication skills, both written and oral
  • Strong organizational skills to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter, resume, undergraduate and law school transcripts in confidence to Jocelyn Harris.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Professional Resources and Administration.

Mid-Level Tax Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a mid-level tax associate to join our dynamic tax practice. Torys’ Tax Practice ranks among the best in Canada, with the expertise to support the effective execution of our clients’ most sophisticated goals. Our team approach integrates the firm’s leading skills from across our practice areas, including M&A, competition and foreign investment review, executive compensation and benefits, real estate, intellectual property and securities. We represent large multinational businesses, domestic public and private companies, and financial institutions, including banks, insurance companies and trust companies. We also represent issuers and sponsors of private equity investment funds and superannuated pension funds, and assist venture capital investors, start-up companies and mature businesses. Through our Canadian and New York offices, we advise clients in the planning and structuring of tax matters for cross-border and international transactions. The successful candidate will receive extensive training and mentoring from our existing team of tax lawyers.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 3 to 5 years of tax law experience;
  • membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario;
  • successful completion of the CPA Canada In-Depth Tax Course (years 1 to 3);
  • the ability to evaluate and assess complicated tax issues and research and analyze applicable tax law and matters;
  • experience with tax planning for mergers, acquisitions and reorganizations, the structuring of private and public investment and advising on tax matters related to corporate financings;
  • experience advising on the tax implications of employment agreements or arrangements, including executive compensation and benefits;
  • experience with international tax planning;
  • experience drafting tax memoranda and opinions;
  • experience in applying for and pursuing advance income tax rulings and technical interpretations;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
  • a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic; and
  • excellent academic credentials.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown at gbrown@torys.com.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Senior Securities Associate (Calgary)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently looking for a senior associate to join our corporate group. The ideal candidate will have 6-8 years' experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus on securities law. In particular, experience acting for both public and private issuers in a wide variety of financing, business combination and M&A transactions, including both private and publicly traded issuers are preferred. The ideal candidate will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Alberta.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will have:

  • 6 to 8 years of corporate/commercial & securities law experience;
  • experience working with corporations, investment banks, financial institutions in negotiated and contested mergers and acquisitions, proxy contests, independent committee engagements and defence preparations;
  • experience acting for issuers, underwriters and selling shareholders in domestic and cross-border public offerings and private placement of debt, equity and structured finance products;
  • experience dealing with corporate governance matters, disclosure issues, equity and debt trading strategies, as well as regulatory compliance matters;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • excellent communication, interpersonal and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their cover letter and resume in confidence to Jocelyn Harris.

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We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require immediate accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Jocelyn Harris, Senior Manager, Professional Resources and Administration.

Trademark Agent (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a licensed Canadian trademark agent to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have significant experience working in-house or in an intellectual property group at a law firm. You will frequently be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must also be willing to learn and develop, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. You must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Significant experience as a trademark agent, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • preparing business practical opinions on the registrability and use of trademarks in accordance with criteria imposed by the law, procedure and practice
    • preparing, filing and prosecuting applications for registration of trademarks
    • advising trademark owners on the maintenance and protection of their trademarks, including foreign trademark portfolio management
    • assisting with trademark oppositions, including preparing pleadings and evidence
    • setting up guidelines for properly promoting, advertising and using trademarks
    • assisting with trademark portfolio management
    • advising clients on commercial issues and transactions involving trademarks including conducting intellectual property asset audits and preparing due diligence investigations
  • Understands the “bigger picture” and analyzes problems thoroughly
  • Must have thorough knowledge of the Trademarks Act (including upcoming amendments), as well as related rules, jurisprudence and Trademarks Office and Opposition Board practice
  • Must have strong written, oral and communication skills, and work well in teams, including mentoring skills
  • Must be a registered Canadian Trademark Agent

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should submit a résumé and transcripts to Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

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At Torys we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kimberly Sheldrake-Head, Senior Manager, Professional Resources.

Mid-Level to Senior Corporate Associate, (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

The ideal candidate will have 4-6 years’ corporate experience at a major Canadian law firm and will bring with them a positive attitude, a team orientation, an exceptional service ethos and a demonstrated work ethic. Excellent credentials are essential. All qualified applicants will be members in good standing with the Law Society of Upper Canada. 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • At least 4-6 years’ corporate practice experience, including exposure to some or all of the following:
    • experience working with general corporate/commercial transactions
    • experience working on a variety of transactions including capital and private equity deals, public and private securities offerings, public and private M&A matters
    • experience working with a diverse client base that includes domestic and international corporations as well as emerging companies, financial institutions, government entities, public companies, etc. 
  • Superior interpersonal, client service skills and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage deadlines
  • Strong drafting skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team and works well under pressure 
  • Excellent judgment and the ability to embrace new changes 

APPLICATIONS

Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment and Student Development.

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

 Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.


At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Junior to Mid-Level Real Estate Associate (Toronto)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a junior to mid-level real estate associate to join our dynamic and fast paced practice in Toronto. The ideal candidate will have 1-4 years of experience working in a real estate group at a law firm. You will be required to manage competing priorities and to work under tight timelines. You must also be willing to learn and develop, and have a strong sense of initiative and personal accountability. You must have excellent judgment, attention to detail, organizational skills, and superior communication skills.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • 1-4 years of experience at a major Canadian law firm with a focus on a variety of commercial real estate transactions;
  • experience with real property acquisitions and dispositions, development, commercial leasing and secured financing matters;
  • experience advising the real estate aspects of private and public M&A transactions, public debt financings, renewable energy projects and project financings;
  • strong analytical, communication and drafting skills;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic; and
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment.

APPLICATIONS

Interested applicants should forward a resume and cover letter to Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development. 

Click here to apply online to this opportunity.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

At Torys, we are committed to diversity in the recruitment, retention and advancement of our people. We believe that diversity of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives enhances the quality of our work and enriches our lives. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible work environment. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Georgia Brown, Head of Legal Recruitment & Student Development.

Private Equity/M&A Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are seeking a mid-level private equity/M&A associate to join our dynamic and busy corporate group in New York. For more information on our Private Equity practice, please visit https://www.torys.com/expertise/services/private-equity.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will have:

  • significant private equity/M&A deal experience, including: advising private equity/institutional clients and their portfolio companies on buyout transactions, co-investment, joint venture and co-sponsor transactions and add-on acquisitions;
  • the ability to run transactions with limited supervision;
  • excellent interpersonal skills and a willingness to collaborate;
  • a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
  • approximately 4 years of relevant NY‐law transactional experience in a law firm setting;
  • the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
  • good judgment.
You must be a member in good standing of the New York bar. 

APPLICATIONS

If this opportunity excites you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Administration and Professional Resources.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Admin and Professional Resources.

Banking and Debt Finance Associate (New York)

POSITION OVERVIEW

We are currently seeking a Banking and Debt Finance associate with approximately 4 to 5 years of relevant experience to join our dynamic U.S. corporate group in New York.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

An ideal candidate will:

  • have meaningful experience representing:
    • lenders or borrowers in connection with credit facilities and other financings; and/or
    • private equity sponsors and other institutional investors in connection with acquisition financings and other leveraged finance transactions;
    • have broad experience reviewing and negotiating agreements relating to secured and unsecured debt financing transactions;
    • have excellent interpersonal and drafting skills and a willingness to collaborate;
    • have a superior client service orientation and a strong work ethic;
    • have the ability to juggle and take primary responsibility for multiple files;
    • have the ability to work well both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and
    • have good judgment.

Experience with any of the following is helpful but not required: asset based loans; project or infrastructure finance; P3 financing; cross-border or international transactions; high yield bonds; intercreditor arrangements.

The candidate must be a member in good standing of the New York bar. 

APPLICATIONS

If this opportunity excites you, please submit your cover letter, résumé and transcripts online here. Applications should be addressed to Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Administration and Professional Resources.

Click here to download a PDF of this opportunity.

We foster an inclusive and accessible environment and are committed to providing support to applicants and firm members with disabilities. If you require accommodation at any time during the recruitment process, please contact Kathleen Mon, Senior Manager, New York Admin and Professional Resources.

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